The Colorado Poet, #24,Fall 2013

From the Editor: On Interviews & Poetry Places  & Facebook!

By Bob King

A couple of changes are in process regarding The Colorado Poet and one for the CPC itself. First, I’ve become overwhelmed by enjoying reading,  re-reading, and then interviewing Colorado poets and I’m asking those who have a book or chapbook published to see if they can find someone to interview them about it and I’d run it in these pages with their byline. I will do interviews myself when this can’t or doesn’t happen but I’d like the authors to give it a try. So many Colorado poetry books are coming out that it’s quite a burden for one individual.

Secondly, you’ll note that Art Goodtimes has embarked on a new angle, “a lyric scan from the San Miguel watershed.” Art began his previous column with the sense that the state as a whole wasn’t knowledgeable enough about poetry on the western slope and the it may not be about other areas as well.

We have several communities of poetry, some centered around a university, some around a more broadly determined geographical location, some a gathering of similar styles and poetic philosophy. The pages of The Colorado Poet are open to anyone else who wishes to chronicle poetries and people and events in other parts of the state as well. Just let me know.

Thirdly, we’re now on Facebook with the same announcements and news of readings as on the website and maybe a little more. Try it and like it/us?